April Is Alcohol Awareness Month

by Jessica Wahaus on April 23, 2015

During the month of April, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) sponsors Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding, and reduce the stigma associated with alcoholism that too often prevents individuals and families from seeking help.

Alcohol in the Workplace

Alcohol abuse, which can lead to alcoholism, is a pattern of drinking resulting in harm to one’s health, interpersonal relationships and ability to work. The length of time alcohol stays in the human body depends largely on the individual’s physical makeup. Generally, it remains detectable for 1 to 12 hours after consumption. The NCADD published these facts about the effects of alcohol abuse in the workplace:

  • Workers who abused alcohol were 2.7 times more likely to have injury-related absences than those without drinking problems.
  • Breathalyzer tests detected alcohol in 16 percent of emergency room patients injured at work.
  • Analyses of workplace fatalities showed that at least 11 percent of the victims had been drinking.
  • Large federal surveys show that 24 percent of workers report drinking during the workday at least once in the past year.
  • One-fifth of workers and managers across a wide range of industries and company sizes report that a coworker’s on- or off-the-job drinking jeopardized their own productivity and safety.

Alcohol Testing Options

Employer Solutions, a business of Quest Diagnostics, offers a full line of lab-based and instant drug testing products and services that allow employers to make confident and informed decisions about prospective and current employees. Alcohol testing can be performed on a number of specimen types, including urine, saliva, blood and breath. Read this whitepaper to learn about the various testing options.

For more information about alcohol testing, contact Employer Solutions online, or call (800) 877-7484.

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

by Jessica Wahaus on April 21, 2015

Our everyday heroes work behind the scenes in our laboratories. They play a vital role in the critical testing we perform to help applicants obtain the protection of life insurance. Our lab employees are committed to putting applicants first by delivering accurate results with the fastest turnaround times possible.

This year, Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW) is April 19-25. This week provides a special opportunity to recognize and honor our dedicated laboratory professionals. Quality laboratory results help expedite the process for applicants obtaining life insurance and can also allow them to become more aware of their health. At ExamOne, we celebrate our laboratory professionals and their commitment to providing insights to insurers and applicants alike.

“Each day, our laboratory processes thousands of specimen samples and performs thousands of laboratory tests. National Medical Laboratory Professionals week is a time to recognize and thank our dedicated staff.” said Dawn Forst, Director of Laboratory Operations, ExamOne. “Our lab employees are critical to our success. Their commitment to quality and excellence ensures ExamOne consistently provides the highest quality results to our clients and the life insurance industry.”

In the United States, more than 300,000 medical laboratory professionals perform and interpret billions of lab tests each year. MLPW is coordinated by a collaborative committee with representatives from several national clinical laboratory organizations including the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS).

For more information about our laboratory, visit our website or contact us online.

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March 25, 2015 Carriers

Did you know colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths? To raise awareness of this deadly disease, March has been declared Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. The American Cancer Society estimates there will be almost 133,000 new cases and 49,700 deaths from the disease in the […]

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Local Sales: 2015 Commitment

March 17, 2015 Producers

Our local account team is led by Joey Grant, Director of Field Sales and is comprised of 80 local sales representatives across the nation. These individuals are committed to serving the producers and brokers in the life insurance industry. Every day they spend their time meeting with agents, visiting their offices, learning each agent’s unique business needs and educating them on workflows and processes that can provide a better experience for their applicants.

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Can Sleep Deprivation Be Detected in Laboratory Results?

March 9, 2015 Carriers

In our previous blog article, we discussed how lack of sleep can lead to chronic health implications. Sleep deprivation can lead to more than just being tired during the day. We discussed how it can lead to conditions such as heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure. So how do you know if sleep deprivation […]

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National Sleep Awareness Month: Creating Healthy Sleep Habits

March 4, 2015 Carriers

As daylight savings time approaches, we are facing shorter periods of darkness. Our clocks will “spring forward” one hour on March 8, causing us to lose an hour of sleep. During National Sleep Awareness Month, we want to remind individuals of the importance of adequate sleep and how the lack of it can cause health […]

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Have Your Applicants Insured Their Loved Ones?

February 16, 2015 Carriers

Did you know that February is “Insure Your Love” month; a campaign started by LIFE Happens? Similar to Life Insurance Awareness Month, this month is dedicated to creating awareness about the importance of life insurance. As a leader in the risk assessment industry, we are committed to this awareness campaign as well – not only […]

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ExamOne Receives Empowering Better Health Award from Quest Diagnostics

February 10, 2015 Carriers

February 10, 2015 – Today ExamOne received one of Quest’s most prestigious annual awards – the Empowering Better Health Award – in recognition of its innovative consumer health tool, Inside Look® Online. Members of the product, marketing and information technology teams accepted the award on behalf of ExamOne at a special ceremony during the 2015 National […]

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In 2015, I Commit To: Spreading The Word

January 19, 2015 Carriers

As ExamOne’s Marketing Manager, I’m committed to helping our clients spread the word on the importance of life insurance in 2015. I believe in the power of life insurance and I want every family in America covered. According to LIMRA, there are 95 million Americans without life insurance. By committing to spread the word, we can […]

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In 2015, I Commit To: Helping the Industry Better Assess Mortality Risk for Applicants

January 12, 2015 Carriers

Dr. Jim Palmier, M.D., leads our Analytics and Medical Affairs for ExamOne. As our Medical Director, Dr. Palmier oversees laboratory testing, research and development, and paramedical services. His focus on data-driven insights help the company continue to create innovative solutions that solve real-world problems. In 2015, Dr. Palmier and his team have committed themselves to: […]

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